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SEBI introduces exemptions for companies undergoing insolvency

By Ashwin Bishnoi, Rohit Ambast Between 31 May to 1 June, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) amended a number of securities regulations to provide certain dispensations for listed companies undergoing the corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC). These amendments follow SEBI’s discussion paper of March […]

Case Study: Appleby Hope & Matthews improve productivity with ALB

By Norman Turvey Appleby Hope & Matthews had been AlphaLaw users for many years, and had reached the limits of being able to take the software any further. In order to maximise efficiencies and ensure their software would be able to meet their needs in the future, the decision was taken to review their current system […]

GDPR risks for retailers

By Jeanette Burgess, Gwendoline Davies Much of the focus in the retail and legal press in recent months has been on the eye-watering level of fines which data protection regulators can impose for infringements of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation. However in this mini-series Walker Morris’ Heads of Regulatory & Compliance and […]

Swiss Lower House approves corporate tax reform

By Maurus Winzap, Robert Desax On 12 September 2018, the Swiss National Council (Lower House– Nationalrat – Conseil national) approved the revised version for a corporate tax reform (“Tax Proposal 17”). It is based on the Government’s proposal issued in March 2017 and on the version negotiated in the Upper House (Ständerat – Conseil des États) in […]

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Herbert Smith pushes for profits to fund pay hikes

Herbert Smith’s property department is under pressure to boost profits to help pay for a 30 per cent increase in assistants’ salaries, to be announced next week. Alongside the salary increases, brought in to keep pace with those already announced by other top firms, Herbert Smith is considering replacing its retrospective firm-wide bonus system with […]

Conditions of justice

The increase in the use of conditional fee agreements could create a two-tier profession, warns Steven Langton. Steven Langton is a barrister at Old Square Chambers. Before 1 April this year, more than 50 per cent of personal injury (PI) claims were funded by legal aid. Conditional fee agreements (CFAs) made up a further 5 […]

Sector Insight:Heavy Industry

The traditional heavy industry sector has been forced to move with the times in order to keep up with the e-commerce boom. Claire Smith and Tamzin Hindmarch report on what the sector now expects from its legal advisers These are hard times for manufacturers in the UK. The traditional heavy industry sector is faced with […]

Akin Gump Korea dept recruits two partners

Washington DC firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is poaching two top corporate partners from New York rival Brown & Wood. Jaemin Park and Jay Gordon Cohen specialise in representing Korean clients and will join Akin Gump’s Korea practice group. The group already represents a number of large corporations in the country – including […]

Freshfields fails to win majority Bruckhaus vote

Freshfields is blaming poor communication between partners at Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Laber for its failure to approve the merger of the firms, say insider sources. In a preliminary partnership vote on the weekend of 15 April, only two thirds of the largest domestic legal practice in Germany’s partners elected for merger with Freshfields, as revealed […]

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